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Hallo Bay Lodge Bear VIewing

Homer, AK
+1 907-235-2237
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Bear watching

It was the highlight of our amazing Alaska trip! We saw this young female bear and followed her as... read more

Reviewed July 26, 2016
Marlton, New Jersey

Buyers beware!~~ I have been on 6 bear viewing/photographing trips in Alaska and have NEVER been... read more

Reviewed July 21, 2016
Patricia T
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We offer Half Day and Overnight Bear and Wildlife Viewing Trips out to Katmai National Park from May through September. We have been guiding trips to Katmai for 26 years, and we have a perfect safety record with our experience with the bears. Hallo Bay Bear Camp is a fully sustainable wilderness camp designed to be a trend setting model of responsibility and low impact to this environment. Our guests observe the bears in their natural habitat where there are no viewing platforms or man-made trails. We limit our groups in size because it is our experience that small groups are much less impacting than large groups of people on any wilderness outing. The smaller group size intimidates wildlife less and leaves a much less impacting footprint on the habitat.
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  • Very good7%
  • Average3%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible17%
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Homer, AK
+1 907-235-2237
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Reviewed July 26, 2016

It was the highlight of our amazing Alaska trip! We saw this young female bear and followed her as she searched for salmon, which had just started going upriver 2 days earlier. She was so focused on fishing that she moved within 30 yards of...More

Thank barber702
Reviewed July 21, 2016

Buyers beware!~~ I have been on 6 bear viewing/photographing trips in Alaska and have NEVER been disappointed until now. We never got closer than 1/4 mile from a bear with NO photo ops!! The guide says the bears weren't where they were supposed to be......More

6  Thank Patricia T
Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

We have paid 1300$. We have sit 2 hours on a beach. No bears. Other guide called by walkie talkie that he spoted one but our Guide decided to sit on the beach. So we sit on the beach for 1300$

5  Thank stanislawfilip
Reviewed October 23, 2015

I have been fortunate to visit Alaska many times to view and photograph bears. Each trip has been different, but well worth the time and money. Unfortunately, Hallo Bay is the exception to my bear-viewing experiences. We had one good day of bear viewing--the weather...More

7  Thank Glenda A
Reviewed October 2, 2015

Readers of reviews of the Hallo Bay Camp should only pay attention to reviews of the 2015 season. The owners of the lodge no longer control the property that the lodge operated from. There is no permanent lodge. Tom G's review is right on the...More

11  Thank William A
Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

Different length trips are offered by this company. For our first, we chose the one day adventure. Included was a one hour flight on a small (5 passenger) plane, a beach/ stream/ rocky walk to where bears had been spotted earlier. Our guide, Jerry, was...More

Thank 155cjr
Reviewed August 31, 2015

The only reason I am giving this excursion two stars is in appreciation of the absolutely fantastic job done by the camp crew who did their very best to see to the care, comfort, and enjoyment of their guests. Otherwise, given management’s utter disregard to...More

9  Thank Tom G
Reviewed August 31, 2015

Priceless experience, you get never closer to the beauty of nature. Bears. wolfe, eagles - all. Sunrise is breathtaking. People are great, Lance (guide) and Tim (pilot) stand out. Be aware - there is zero sanitary infrastructure. A shovel and a couple of bushes round...More

Thank Swissflyer60
Reviewed August 13, 2015

Don't think, just go! I highly recommend this company if you are thinking of going to Hallo Bay (Katmai NP) to see brown bears. Their communication during the booking, check-in and transfer process was very good and they have top-notch guides when you get there....More

Thank EisBaer
Reviewed August 12, 2015

Such a wonderful life experience. One I will never forget. First, I must mention the current camp is much more primitive than the reviewer before me experienced. No bathrooms or electrical chargers. But what fun. I'm no photographer but I got some amazing pictures. Everyone...More

Thank GoldenKatie
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June 7, 2015|
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Response from Geonannie |
My question was from two years ago- not sure why it is still active- but for anyone needing to know since I have already done this trip they will lend you boots, but they are not very comfortable. i was glad I brought my... More